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1. (WO2017149085) BEVERAGE TAP INSTALLATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149085    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/054931
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B67D 1/14
B67D 1/00
Applicants: ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV S.A.
Inventors: DIRX, Lieven
VANDEKERCKHOVE, Stijn
Title: BEVERAGE TAP INSTALLATION
Abstract:
A beverage tap installation (1) comprising: • a tap housing (2, 3) defining an inner cavity (5); • a tap head (3) defining a liquid channel having an inlet (8) and an outlet and a valve receiving slot (10) defined in said liquid channel, the tap head (3) comprising a valve actuator (11) and a valve actuator operating mechanism (12); • a removable flexible dispense tube (4) having a beverage inlet (8) and a beverage outlet (20), the flexible dispense tube (4) comprising a liquid valve (21) lodged in the valve receiving slot (10) and cooperates with the valve actuator (11) of the tap head (3), • a locking mechanism allowing removably mounting the tap head (3) on the tap housing (2, 3), wherein the flexible dispense tube (4) comprising an abutment surface (24) in proximity of the valve and the tap installation (1) comprising an engaging member provided on the tap head (3) or the tap installation (1) and abutting the abutment surface (24) of the dispense tube (4) when the valve is lodged in the valve receiving slot (10) and the tap head (3) is mounted on the tap housing (2, 3) and in that the engaging member is provided on the tap housing (2, 3).